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archivers/py-lz4 Porting archivers/py-lz4 Jul 31, 2018
astro Add a bunch of new ports, some totally finished some WIP: Sep 9, 2017
audio Add audio/parlatype, an audio player designed for manual transcription. Oct 9, 2018
cad remove not-in-progress ports from devel+editors Apr 26, 2018
comms Update gr-osmosdr now that we have gnuradio in CVS. Nov 12, 2018
databases rm kexi kdb kreport and kproperty. Committed to CVS Mar 5, 2018
devel Remove committed p5-POE related ports Oct 28, 2018
editors add WIP ports Aug 23, 2018
education/avogadro Unbreak compilation of Avogadro. Jul 9, 2014
emulators melonds patch. Nov 12, 2018
fonts Add x11/polybar, another bar thingy for i3, bspwm, and the like. Nov 8, 2018
games colobot has been committed to CVS. Nov 11, 2018
geo Remove geo/libpostal, it has been imported in ports CVS Aug 6, 2018
graphics Update graphics/libansilove to 1.0.0, add MASTER_SITES and various tw… Nov 16, 2018
lang PyPy is in cvs. Oct 21, 2018
mail rm trojita; In CVS Jul 4, 2018
math Add some more ports to be imported post-6.4. Oct 14, 2018
misc +p5-{Temperature-Windchill,Finance-Bank-Kraken,Finance-BitStamp-API} May 4, 2018
multimedia multimedia/{phonon,phonon-qt5,phonon-backend} Sep 22, 2018
net net/geth: 1.8.15 -> 1.8.17 Oct 30, 2018
print/texlive TeX Live: Fix a version year. Remove luatex hashes from pregen. Nov 12, 2018
productivity The libalkimia project was renamed to alkimia. Nov 6, 2018
security Add the full updates for the p5-POE stack and related Sep 28, 2018
shells add wip cryptopp, opencolorio and zsh-antigen Sep 5, 2018
sysutils Add net/synapse with dependencies Oct 28, 2018
textproc Remove committed p5-POE related ports Oct 28, 2018
www net/synapse: update to 0.33.7 Oct 28, 2018
x11 Add x11/polybar, another bar thingy for i3, bspwm, and the like. Nov 8, 2018
.gitignore Add .core to .gitignore, and sort list while there. Nov 2, 2011
ABANDONED Remove x11/deforaos. It would be nice to have but I do not have the Aug 1, 2018
FINISHED Add x11/polybar, another bar thingy for i3, bspwm, and the like. Nov 8, 2018 mention ABANDONED Apr 6, 2018

openbsd-wip - work in progress ports for OpenBSD

This tree is to be used to maintain and eventually migrate ports into the official OpenBSD ports tree. This means that ports in this tree are actively worked on and may not always build, though of course it's best to aim for building ports.

The goal of this exercise is to get more people actively involved in ports. As well as having a tool to better keep track of (half-)finished ports out there. Instead of having it rot in a corner of a mailinglist.

Updated ports

Updates are also welcome; just try to keep this tree clean by removing ports that are updated/imported upstream.

If you're importing an update, please add an UPDATE file in the ports' directory with a summary of changes/explanation. This will make it easier to keep updates and new ports apart.

If it's a rather trivial update, please don't bother importing it here and just send the diff to ports@ and/or the maintainer.

Finished ports

When a port is ready to get committed, please add an entry to /FINISHED in the following format (subject to change):

net/gnaughty:	ready for import, sent to ports@ (jasperla)

Use a TODO file to list what the outstanding issues are before the port can be listed in FINISHED.

Also, only commit full ports please. Not just a Makefile or just a diff.

Administrative files

As one of the main goals of this repository is to ease the workload for committers, please use the following files to keep the overview of what's here:

  • FINISHED: Described above
  • TODO: File in the ports' directory explaining what needs to be done
  • UPDATE: Explain the update, could contain a ready-to-use commit message? :)
  • ABANDONED: Ports that have not seen any activity in recent years nor have any licensing restrictions that would prevent them from ever being imported into CVS.

Workflow (open for discussion)

  • Commit your updated port here with a corresponding UPDATE file.
  • or commit your new port WIP-update here with a TODO/UPDATE file and hack on it.
  • Mail ports@ and/or maintainer.
  • Add an entry to FINISHED.
  • When the port is committed, remove the FINISHED entry as well as the port.

This repository is not here to migrate people away from using ports@. Ports posted here are unlikely to get the level of discussion and testing they get on ports@. So this repository is here to keep track of the submissions.

If you don't want to work anymore on your half-finished or not-committed-yet port, please remove it from the repository. In the future, other people can rescue your work from the git history. Maintaining the repository will prevent it from becoming a graveyard of abandoned ports.


Ideally this repo should contain only one branch, where all development happens. If you want to create a feature branch, please consider avoiding it. Most likely your feature branch will desync from master, making it difficult to merge and, after some time, difficult to locate in the repo. Most likely you only need edit a handful of ports, so just directly editing them in master will work. If you really need a feature branch, please, merge it back as soon as you know whether things worked out or not.

How to use this tree

One way to use this tree is to clone it into your /usr/ports/ directory and adjust PORTSDIR_PATH accordingly in /etc/mk.conf:


In the above example, a port with version 1 in cvs, version 2 in openbsd-wip. Then, the version in cvs will be picked up before the version in openbsd-wip. This is important if you are building packages using dpb. The order of PORTSDIR_PATH is important.

To prevent "merge commits" from showing up in git log, it's recommended to either update your tree with:

git fetch && git rebase origin

or set the following option in .git/config in your local openbsd-wip repo (see git-config(1) on branch.<name>.rebase and branch.autosetuprebase):

git config branch.master.rebase true

Users of py-hg-git may update the tree issuing:

hg pull --rebase

How to contribute

Please let me know if you need write access to this repository. But please stick the workflow outlined in this document as well the pointers in